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Magnetic field effects

Jiaming Wu, Zhengmao Ye, Heyi Ge, Juan Chen, Wenxiu Liu, Zhifang Liu
The study on electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding materials is a long-standing project in civil and military areas. In this work, a novel kind of shielding material was fabricated and the shielding effectiveness (SE) over broad frequency was investigated. The epoxy (EP) resin was reinforced by reduced graphene oxide coated carbon fiber (rGO-CF, GCF) and Fe3O4 nanoparticles deposited rGO nanohybrids (magnetic graphene, MG). With only 0.5wt% of GCF and 9wt% of MG, the GCF/MG3/EP exhibited excellent SE (>30dB over 8...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
Georg Oeltzschner, Karim Snoussi, Nicolaas A Puts, Mark Mikkelsen, Ashley D Harris, Subechhya Pradhan, Kyrana Tsapkini, Michael Schär, Peter B Barker, Richard A E Edden
PURPOSE: To investigate frequency-offset effects in edited magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) experiments arising from B0 eddy currents. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Macromolecule-suppressed (MM-suppressed) γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-edited experiments were performed at 3T. Saturation-offset series of MEGA-PRESS experiments were performed in phantoms, in order to investigate different aspects of the relationship between the effective editing frequencies and eddy currents associated with gradient pulses in the sequence...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
Najmeh Ghanbari, S Jafar Hoseini, Mehrangiz Bahrami
In this study, ultrasonic assisted synthesis of Pd-Ni/Fe3O4 core-shell nanoalloys is reported. Unique reaction condition was prepared by ultrasonic irradiation, releasing the stored energy in the collapsed bubbles and heats the bubble contents that leads to Pd(II) and Ni(II) reduction. Co-precipitation method was applied for the synthesis of Fe3O4 nanoparticles (NPs). Immobilized solution was produced by sonicating the aqueous mixture of Fe3O4 and mercaptosuccinic acid to obtain Pd-Ni alloys on Fe3O4 magnetic NP cores...
November 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
Amir Landarani-Isfahani, Majid Moghadam, Shima Mohammadi, Maryam Royvaran, Naimeh Moshtael-Arani, Saghar Rezaei, Shahram Tangestaninejad, Valiollah Mirkhani, Iraj Mohammadpoor-Baltork
Owing to properties of magnetic nanoparticles and elegant three-dimensional macromolecule architectural features, dendrimeric structures have been investigated as nanoscale drug delivery systems. In this paper, a novel magnetic nanocarrier, generation two (G2) triazine dendrimer modified Fe3O4@SiO2 magnetic nanoparticles (MNP-G2), was designed, fabricated and characterized by Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR), thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA), vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM), field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and dynamic light scattering (DLS)...
July 21, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
Kalpesh D Mahajan, Gauri M Nabar, Wei Xue, Mirela Anghelina, Nicanor Moldovan, Jeffrey Chalmers, Jessica Winter
Immunomagnetic separation is used to isolate circulating endothelial cells (ECs) and endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) for diagnostics and tissue engineering. However, potentially detrimental changes in cell properties have been observed post-separation. Here, we studied the effect of mechanical force, which is naturally applied during immunomagnetic separation, on proliferation of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC), kinase insert domain-positive receptor (KDR) cells, and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs)...
July 21, 2017: Biotechnology Journal
Anna Bronova, Nils Kannengießer, Robert Glaum
The europium-oxygen interaction in nine different europium(III) oxo-compounds (including C-type Eu2O3) was investigated on the basis of powder reflectance spectra (near-IR/vis/UV) and temperature-dependent magnetic measurements. Computation of the transition energies and of the effective Bohr magneton numbers for Eu(3+) in the different ligand fields were performed within the framework of the angular overlap model (AOM) using the computer program BonnMag. These calculations show that all electronic transition energies in the optical spectra, the magnetic susceptibilities as well as their temperature dependence, are very well-accounted for by AOM...
July 21, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
Siobhan C Dongés, Siwei Bai, Janet L Taylor
Transcutaneous spinal direct current stimulation (tsDCS) can modulate neuronal excitability within the human spinal cord; however few studies have used tsDCS at a cervical level. This study aimed to further characterise cervical tsDCS by observing its acute effects on motor responses to transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and cervicomedullary stimulation. In both Study 1 and 2, participants (Study 1: n = 8, 4F; Study 2: n = 8, 3F) received two periods of 10 min, 3 mA cervical tsDCS on the same day through electrodes placed in an anterior-posterior configuration over the neck; one period with the cathode posterior (c-tsDCS) and the other with the anode posterior (a-tsDCS)...
July 20, 2017: Experimental Physiology
Manuela Temmer, Julia K Thalmann, Karin Dissauer, Astrid M Veronig, Johannes Tschernitz, Jürgen Hinterreiter, Luciano Rodriguez
We analyze the well-observed flare and coronal mass ejection (CME) from 1 October 2011 (SOL2011-10-01T09:18) covering the complete chain of effects - from Sun to Earth - to better understand the dynamic evolution of the CME and its embedded magnetic field. We study in detail the solar surface and atmosphere associated with the flare and CME using the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) and ground-based instruments. We also track the CME signature off-limb with combined extreme ultraviolet (EUV) and white-light data from the Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO)...
2017: Solar Physics
A Kozioł-Rachwał, T Nozaki, K Freindl, J Korecki, S Yuasa, Y Suzuki
Recently, perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (PMA) and its voltage control (VC) was demonstrated for Cr/Fe/MgO. In this study, we shed light on the origin of large voltage-induced anisotropy change in Cr/Fe/MgO. Analysis of the chemical structure of Cr/Fe/MgO revealed the existence of Cr atoms in the proximity of the Fe/MgO interface, which can affect both magnetic anisotropy (MA) and its VC. We showed that PMA and its VC can be enhanced by controlled Cr doping at the Fe/MgO interface. For Cr/Fe (5.9 Å)/Cr (0...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
Philippe Germain, Soraya El Ghannudi, Aissam Labani, Mi Y Jeung, Afshin Gangi, Patrick Ohlmann, Catherine Roy
BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) tissue signal is modulated by magnetization transfer (MT) phenomena, intrinsically induced by balanced steady-state free precession (bSSFP) imaging. PURPOSE: To investigate the possible value of such a MT-like bSSFP approach in two clinical settings involving focal myocardial lesions highligthed by late gadolinium enhancement (LGE+): edema induced by recent myocardial infarction (MI) and fibrotic scar related to chronic infarction...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
R Hu, Z H Zhang, Z Q Fan
New one-dimensional (1D) crystals, 1D quantum-dot arrays(1D QDAs), are proposed and constructed by an ordered arrangement of zigzag-edged triangular h-BN nanoflakes. Their geometrical stability is confirmed by the calculated binding energy, phonon dispersion and molecular dynamics simulation. These 1D QDAs demonstrate different quantum confinement effects on electronic and half-metallic properties due to different linking modes. For example, in the nonmagnetic state, different 1D QDAs are predicted to be semiconductors or metals remarkably depending on their linking manner, whereas in the ferromagnetic state, they are found to be all prominent half-metals but with greatly different gaps from ∼0...
July 20, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
Johannes Gooth, Anna C Niemann, Tobias Meng, Adolfo G Grushin, Karl Landsteiner, Bernd Gotsmann, Fabian Menges, Marcus Schmidt, Chandra Shekhar, Vicky Süß, Ruben Hühne, Bernd Rellinghaus, Claudia Felser, Binghai Yan, Kornelius Nielsch
The conservation laws, such as those of charge, energy and momentum, have a central role in physics. In some special cases, classical conservation laws are broken at the quantum level by quantum fluctuations, in which case the theory is said to have quantum anomalies. One of the most prominent examples is the chiral anomaly, which involves massless chiral fermions. These particles have their spin, or internal angular momentum, aligned either parallel or antiparallel with their linear momentum, labelled as left and right chirality, respectively...
July 19, 2017: Nature
Paromita Mukherjee, Alice C Sackville Hamilton, Hugh F J Glass, S E Dutton
A systematic study of the structural and magnetic properties of three-dimensionally frustrated lanthanide garnets <i>Ln</i><sub>3</sub><i>A</i><sub>2</sub><i>X</i><sub>3</sub>O<sub>12</sub>, <i>Ln</i> = Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, <i>A</i> = Ga, Sc, In, Te, <i>X</i> = Ga, Al, Li is presented. Garnets with <i>Ln</i> = Gd show magnetic behaviour consistent with isotropic Gd<sup>3+</sup> spins; no magnetic ordering is observed for <i>T</i> ≥ 0...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
Te-Wei Chang, Xinhao Wang, Amirreza Mahigir, Georgios Veronis, Gang Logan Liu, Manas Ranjan Gartia
Many single-molecule (SM) label-free techniques such as scanning probe microscopies (SPM) and magnetic force spectroscopies (MFS) provide high resolution surface topography information, but lack chemical information. Typical surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS) systems provide chemical information on the analytes, but lack spatial resolution. In addition, a challenge in SERS sensors is to bring analytes into the so-called "hot spots" (locations where the enhancement of electromagnetic field amplitude is larger than 10(3))...
July 20, 2017: ACS Sensors
U G Letuta, E I Avdeeva
The ATP pool in Escherichia coli is a magnetic-dependent characteristic of microorganism vital activity. It depends on the values of the external static magnetic field and the existence of magnetic moment of magnesium isotopes nuclei added to the growth nutrient medium. The combined effects of the magnetic field 70-95 mT and magnesium magnetic isotope (25)Mg on E. coli bacteria leads to increase intracellular concentration of ATP. Magnetic-field effects in the range of 0.8-16 mT, registered for all bacteria regardless of the magnesium-isotopic enrichment of nutrient medium, evidence about the sensitivity of intracellular processes to weak magnetic fields...
May 2017: Doklady. Biochemistry and Biophysics
Li-Sha Guo, Bao-Ming Xu, Jian Zou, Bin Shao
The radical pair (RP) based compass is considered as one of the principal models of avian magnetoreception. Different from the conventional approach where the sensitivity of RP based compass is described by the singlet yield, we introduce the quantum Fisher information (QFI), which represents the maximum information about the magnetic field's direction extracted from the RP state, to quantify the sensitivity of RP based compass. The consistency between our results and experimental observations suggests that the QFI may serve as a measure to describe the sensitivity of RP based compass...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
Mekhail Anwar, Annette M Molinaro, Olivier Morin, Susan M Chang, Daphne A Haas-Kogan, Sarah J Nelson, Janine M Lupo
Despite the longstanding role of radiation in cancer treatment and the presence of advanced, high-resolution imaging techniques, delineation of voxels at-risk for progression remains purely a geometric expansion of anatomic images, missing subclinical disease at risk for recurrence while treating potentially uninvolved tissue and increasing toxicity. This remains despite the modern ability to precisely shape radiation fields. A striking example of this is the treatment of glioblastoma, a highly infiltrative tumor that may benefit from accurate identification of subclinical disease...
July 19, 2017: Radiation Research
Ashutosh Singh, Sai Kranthi Vanga, Valerie Orsat, Vijaya Raghavan
This review presents an overview of the application of molecular dynamic simulation to study food proteins. Processing of food using thermal, chemical, radiation, electromagnetic and mechanical techniques subject its macromolecular bio-components such as carbohydrates and proteins to extreme heat, ionic strength, pH and mechanical deformation. These processing factors affect protein's functional properties such as emulsification, dough formation, gelation, etc. which are associated with changes in their structure...
July 19, 2017: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
Lei Cao, Qiang Fu, Bang Wu, Yongqian Xiong
The high electron concentration in GaN-based heterostructures necessitate the consideration of nonlocal corrections in the magnetoconductivity for the study of magnetoplasmon-polaritons (MPPs) in the lossy two dimensional electron gas (2DEG) system with grating couplers. With the complete set of Maxwell equations, the complex dispersion frequency and absorption spectrum are calculated numerically at different magnetic field (B<sub>max</sub> = 10 T) and plasmon wavevectors (k<sub>max</sub> = 5×10<sup>7</sup> m<sup>-1</sup>)...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
Dale R Harshman, Anthony T Fiory
Upon thermal annealing at or above room temperature (RT) and at high hydrostatic pressure <i>P</i> ~ 155 GPa, sulfur trihydride H<sub>3</sub>S exhibits a measured maximum superconducting transition temperature <i>T</i><sub>C</sub> ~ 200 K. Various theoretical frameworks incorporating strong electron-phonon coupling and Coulomb repulsion have reproduced this record-level <i>T</i><sub>C</sub>. Of particular relevance is that experimentally observed H-D isotopic correlations among <i>T</i><sub>C</sub>, <i>P</i>, and annealed order indicate an H-D isotope effect exponent α limited to values ≤ 0...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
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